Who are we?

CAWS is a no-kill, volunteer, and foster-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to work with the community to help animals. As Utah’s oldest animal rescue group, our ongoing rescue, foster, education, and adoption programs help animals whose time is up at shelters, those who are abandoned, and as our resources allow, those whom their owners can no longer keep.

We are committed to saving the animals that are often overlooked and under-appreciated at local shelters; this includes, the sick, injured, senior, and neonatal kittens, and their mothers. CAWS is dedicated to helping those special needs animals to find their forever homes.

Our rescue and adoption process is sustainable, innovative, and effective. We have rescued and adopted over one thousand dogs and cats from shelters throughout the state of Utah every year since 2015.

CAWS Board Members

The CAWS board members are:

Rachel Gitlin–President
Tiffany Henline–Vice President
Kesli Jensen–Treasurer
Lisa Volungis–Secretary
Di Lewis–Board Member
Neila Jordan–Board Member
Haylen Radford – Director of Operations

CAWS is currently seeking applications for the following board positions:

Please complete an application or contact [email protected] with questions.

The CAWS Board of Directors continuously accepts applications to bring individuals with unique perspectives and abilities onto the board. While we accept applications year-round, we review new applications quarterly at our Board of Directors meetings (January, April, July, and October). If you are interested in becoming a member of the board of directors, please complete an application or contact [email protected] with questions.

CAWS Rescue Progress